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Prowinter Startup Village

Revolutionizing alpine sports tourism

Revolutionizing alpine tourism

Alpine pioneers wanted. Become part of Prowinter, one of the leading B2B alpine exhibitions for snow, rental and mountain innovation in the Alps. Present your product or startup to leading technology companies, customers and opinion leaders. Use your chance to successfully grow your network and change the industry. 

  • Winter Sport
  • Snow, rental and mountain innovation
  • Mountain safety
  • Ski tourism
  • Mountain sport
  • Mountain technology & transportation system

07.04. - 09.04.2020

Bolzano, South Tyrol

Messe Bozen AG | Messe Platz 1, 39100 Bolzano, Italy

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Revolutionizing alpine tourism. Present your startup at one of the leading B2B alpine exhibitions in the Alps.

Who are we looking for?

Get your booth in the Startup Village! You should already have a first prototype to demonstrate to the audience and be looking to grow your network with leading tech companies, customers and opinion leaders. We will invite the 10 most exciting startups which offer innovative products or services in the fields of mountain tourism, products and services for the rental industry, or mountain sports clothing, equipment, as well as technology.

Scope of the project

Prowinter is the only B2B exhibition for alpine sports in Italy, with special attention to the rental sector. Every year around 6000+ people meet at Prowinter to discover novelties, network and share their ideas about trends and opportunities in the industry. Next to winter sports equipment, services and technologies, Prowinter also offers summer related products as well as new inspiration on what to do once the snow melts. Visit for more information.

We’re looking for startups that offer services/products for:

Mountain technology & transportation systems
Mountain safety
Mountain sports - clothing, equipment, technology
Smart solutions
ski equipment
Products and services for the rental industry
Other breakthrough solutions?
Show us your solution & convince us that you are the perfect fit for this year
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Mountain tourism

What’s in it for you?

3-day booth

Get an exclusive startup discount and pay only 500 EUR  (+ VAT)! This booth includes a pre-arranged stand (incl. desk with your logo and electricity), Wi-Fi and a parking lot.


Take part in one of the leading meet-ups in the Alps and connect with international operators of the mountain industry

Opinion Leaders

Expose your startup technology to a mixed crowd of opinion leaders.

Media Coverage

Receive press coverage, get mentioned in the exhibitor catalog and on our website.

Pitch your solution

Present your product or service to a mixed crowd of opinion leaders and investors within our Startup Award featuring two pitching sessions.

Beautiful Bolzano

Have a great time in beautiful Bolzano – the heart of winter sports 🙂

About the event

Prowinter and its unique concept of focusing on rental and the mountain sports service industry is constantly gaining importance as an information platform and a meeting point between suppliers and distributors.

As the only specialized B2B show in the Italian mountain sports industry, Prowinter is an excellent opportunity to approach the Italian mountain sports market. Meet local and national distributors, rental shop decision makers as well as ropeway operators and find out if Italy is ready for your business.

Seize the opportunity to also trade thoughts and opinions with your fellow exhibitors! International key players from the mountain sports services and technology industry value Prowinter as a meeting point to expand their network.

Witness the annual award ceremonies of Italy’s prizewinning national ski team and feel the love for winter sports up close at Prowinter. And who knows, maybe you’ll get away with your favourite athlete’s autograph.

The success of Prowinter 2019 in numbers:

  • 5.600 specialized visitors
  • 30% of all visitors are CEOs or manager in their company
  • 230 exhibitors (39% international)
  • 15.000 square meters exhibition space
  • and international startups

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Follow in the footsteps of Bobsla – the winner of the Prowinter Startup Award 2019

Bobsla – the winner of the Prowinter Startup Award 2019

Bobsla GmbH develops an e-vehicle which allows winter sports entertainment for everyone.  It is comparable to an outdoor-snow-go-kart and is electrically powered – i.e. without engine noise and local emissions.

After winning the Prowinter Startup Award Bobsla got a real push forward. Increased sales, more startup awards, semifinal at Bits&Pretzels, ISPO selection 2020 in the category slopes and parks: “…all of that was after Prowinter” (Sergey Ignatyev, Founder & CEO of Bobsla).

Agenda Prowinter Startup Village 2020



8:00 onwards


09:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup


18:00 – 21:00
Meet the industry

Official opening night for all exhibitors*



9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup


11:30 – 12:30
Pitch your startup to exhibition visitors



9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup


11:00 – 12:00
Pitch your startup to our top-class jury
Announcement Winner


17:00 – 20:00
Move out

Individual meetings, matchmakings between you and your mentor.

Get your booth at the Prowinter Startup Village

Present your startup at one of the leading B2B exhibitions in the apline industry.

Use your chance to successfully grow your network revolutionize the market.


How to apply

We are sorry, the application deadline already expired. But don’t worry: There will be a next edition of Prowinter in 2021!

Who can apply?

We are sorry, the application deadline already expired. But don’t worry: There will be a next edition of Prowinter in 2021!

What happens after my application?

A selection committee will choose up to 10 startups out of all applications received. The committee will take its decision by 6th of March 2020. The selected startups will be granted to get the Startup Exhibition Package within the Prowinter .

Is it for free?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you everything for free. But you will get a highly attractive offer which contains the full Startup Exhibition Package for only 500 EUR for all 3 days. All benefits included are listed under “What’s in it for you?”.

Do I have to take the full package?

You need to be at your stand for the whole exhibition time of 3 days. It will be a pleasure for us having you there.

What about accommodation?

Accommodation recommendations are provided through the Messe Bozen as soon as your participation is confirmed. Costs for accommodation will not be covered.

What is the Startup Award?

Prowinter 2020 will also host the “Prowinter Startup Award”. This award features two pitching sessions, one where the public audience is invited to vote on the best pitch and one where a selected jury of investors and key stakeholders will vote and honor the best and most innovative startup at the Prowinter 2020.

In which language do I have to pitch?

The event and the pitches will be held in English/Italian/German. You are free to choose in which of these languages you want to pitch.

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Are you ready to revolutionize alpine tourism?
Get in touch.

Eva Zingerle Eva Zingerle +39 349 8868809

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